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Oct 022015

One way to get an edge climbing routes at Planet Granite: get inside the mind of the setter.  Now you can do just that by checking out the eGrips site, where there’s an extensive interview with Bret Johnston, Planet Granite’s Director of Routesetting.

BJ: We have such a huge customer base who deserve a super high quality product to climb on and we always have to be on top of our game or they notice, fast. I know that a lot of gyms are content with a certain level of performance but I am always looking for the next way to push the envelope. Not being content is something that sets us apart from the competition.


Bret dishes on his favorite grips, favorite pastime outside of climbing, and his favorite route at PG.

Be careful while you’re inside the mind of Bret, though!  There are pretty harrowing tales from his childhood. Just looking at him, you’d never know he grew up in an S&M chamber….


Oct 012015
Halloween Headlamp Climbing + special Parents' Night Off!

  Headlamp Climbing is back! Every year at Halloween, we turn the lights out! Friday October 30th Lights go out at 8pm! Bring a headlamp, wear a costume and try your skills at climbing in the dark! Free for Members! Wear a costume and receive 1/2 off entry! *** plus Parents take note of our special kids Read more…

Sep 302015
Warrior's Way Clinics Help Climbers Improve Concentration

Plenty of climbers cross-train with cardio or by pumping iron. But don’t forget the most powerful muscle in the whole body…your MIND. Falling & Commitment Clinics, coming to Planet Granite in November, teach climbers to fall safely, to assess risks more effectively, and to commit more deliberately. The clinics by Jeff Lodas will teach climbers The Warrior’s Read more…

Sep 302015
New Bolts Save Climbers: Donate to the ASCA in Oct. For Planet Granite Match

New, strong bolts are the ammunition in the war for outdoor climbing safety, and the American Safe Climbing Association is responsible for restocking the arsenal. That’s why, for the fifth year, Planet Granite will match donations to the 501(c)3 non-profit throughout the month of October, up to a total of $20,000. “Bolt replacement is getting more and more important, mainly Read more…

Kettlebells and Foamrollers – Personal Trainer Clinics @PGPDX

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Sep 292015
Kettlebells and Foamrollers - Personal Trainer Clinics @PGPDX

As the leaves start to change, and the temperatures drop most climbers feel the crisp cool air and think one thing: Sending Temps. Ah, yes! Fall is here! In order to help you get in shape for your next project, or you big fall objective, two personal trainers at Planet Granite Portland are holding clinics Read more…

Crux of the Week – Purple V1 from Bloc Party Sunnyvale

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Sep 282015
Crux of the Week - Purple V1 from Bloc Party Sunnyvale

  CRUX OF THE WEEK – Purple V1 from Bloc Party at Planet Granite Sunnyvale Our awesome setting team had climbers literally scratching their heads at Bloc Party! This week, some PG Members demonstrate the variations of beta for the Purple V1 from this year’s Bloc Party! LOCATION: Bouldering Slab CLIMBER:  Multiple PG Members and Staff